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Bomb Power : The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

ISBN: 9780143118688 | 0143118684
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Pub. Date: 1/25/2011

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A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy. In Bomb Power, bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive power and official secrecy, drawing a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush. He reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots-by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state-leaving us in a state of continuous war alert for nearly seven decades. Bold and incisive, Bomb Powercasts the history of the postwar period in a new light and sounds an alarm about the continued threat to our Constitution.

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